The night grew deeper.
It was particularly quiet at Auspicious Restaurant. The place wasn’t as lively as in the morning.
One reason was its secluded location, and the other was because it didn’t operate at night.” Suddenly, a muscular figure jumped over the walls. He skillfully went through the restaurant.
The figure was headed to a private room on the second floor.
When he arrived at the door, he gave it a light knock.
“Come in.” A dignified voice came from inside the pitch–black room.
The figure opened the door cautiously. He immediately dropped to his knees when he got inside. Speaking toward a folding screen, he announced his arrival. “I’m here, sir.”
“You got injured?” The voice spoke again from behind the folding screen.
“I failed my mission. I encountered a powerful opponent and almost lost my life.”
Simba lowered his head. His expression was filled with fear and respect.
Blood was dripping from his wounded arm onto the ground. It sounded jarring in the silent night.
“You actually dared to return after you failed?” The voice turned cold. It carried a chilling undertone that crept into the air.
“Sir, please give me another chance. I promise I will complete my mission!” Simba trembled in fear and broke out in cold sweat.
“You damned fool! Didn’t you notice you’ve been tailed?” the voice shouted.
Simba looked around and said, “Impossible! I was careful the entire way here. Nobody could have noticed me!
“Dear friend, since you’re already here, there’s no need to hide.” The voice behind the screen grew louder.
As soon as his words fell, they heard the faint sound of footsteps echoing in the corridor. Following closely, Dustin entered, looking indifferent.
“It’s you?” Simba’s expression changed. He took a few steps back in fear and almost stumbled.
He never expected to be followed.
As an accomplished assassin, he had undergone rigorous training since young. He was also one of the best at countering surveillance.
Dustin must be a ghost to have been able to tail him without a sound.
“It’s impressive that you noticed me this quickly.” Dustin ignored Simba. His gaze was fixed on the screen.
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“It’s even more remarkable that you were able to come within ten feet of me.” The plump man remained unmoved.
“Sir! This is the guy who ruined my mission!” Simba revealed.
“You useless trash, get out!” the chubby man shouted.
“Yes, sir…” Simba shrunk back slightly. Without another word, he excused himself.
Dustin ignored him, allowing him to leave as he pleased.
“Sir, do I have the pleasure of talking face–to–face?” Dustin spoke again.
“Of course.” The chubby man waved. The lights turned on, and the folding screen was brought down.
The moment their gazes met, the both of them were stunned.